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so that they are stable and do not drain the general fund. that is a big aspect of it. another huge issue is the deferred maintenance on our infrastructure. we have a lot of infrastructure that has been deteriorating because we have not maintained properly. that includes roads, sewer systems, muni. we need to be much more diligent about maintaining our infrastructure. some of the big citywide issues that impact the district include transportation. we had more muni service and some other districts. it is not always reliable. some of the major bus lines in the district are not reliable. we have major projects like the renovation of delores park. it is an opportunity to define what the park is and what changes we want to make to it. that is going to be and port project, the same thing with glen canyon that is going to undergo a lot of work. one of the most challenging parts of the new district supervisor is that we elect the supervisors by district. it is very important to pay attention to the district, be engaged in the projects in the district. we also represent the whole city. any d
with only be gone 30 minutes. >>> the san francisco superior court making big cuts because of a huge deficit. in september the court will lay off 40% of its work forces, close 25 courtrooms, it will have a impact on court services. could take hours to pay parking ticket. >>> ratings for yesterday's world cup final through the roof. gary has details and pablo sandoval and the giants making foot work of the dodgers tonight. gary has highlights and all the sports coming up next. [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. . >>> all right. good evening, everybody. the giants continue to dominate within their question. joe montana and his wife on camera. also in attendance, benjamin bratt. you know him? ryan vogual the earned run leader in the major league. ends up an all star. tejada suffering a abdominal strain. he leaves the game. scoreless till sandoval hits one out. everybody says the giants need to get one more big
bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> it's not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm, and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat. then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >> huge crowd for them there this morning. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding a
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
survived over nine we are going to take a quick break it is now 6:14 a.m.. you whoa!! the really big chicken sandwich combo is back! and it's as big as ever. i'm gonna jump it! you can't jump that! it's two chicken patties, topped with bacon, and melting cheese plus seasoned curly fries and a drink for only $3.99! what do you know? your only a baby! vrrrrooooom! i'm t-rex and i came out of extinction cuz i heard the combo was back! and that got a million hits? yep. why do we even make commercials anymore? 'cause you like to be in them. taking a look outside of the bridge span fog will clear out and we will see warmer temperatures antioch will be 86 degrees and also in walnut creek. we will be seeing sunny conditions and we will have to contend with the morning fog. temperatures are on the warmer side we are seeing upper 50s lower 60s right now parents' as we head into the afternoon we will see 60 '70s and '80s and this is a breakdown of the numbers neighborhood by neighborhood. and mr. a '70s and '80s. this is a look of your seven day forecast we are going to see temperatures in the
. the improvements at the civic center may be the last big project they ever complete. the $11.4 million started in 2008, and are finishing up just as redevelopment agency fights to survive. the california redevelopment association file aid lawsuit with the state court arguing the budget deal is unconstitutional. >> what they're doing is redirecting the money. at the end of the day where money goes is the issue. >> the state argues the legislature created redevelopment agencies and has power eliminate them. the complex deal that closed a $27 billion budget short fall relies on $1.7 billion inappropriate tax revenue that was aloe indicated to redevelopment agencies and now must be spent on schools. >> this issue here is can the state continue business as usual? the legislature said no. >> the san jose is responsible for projects ranging from the tech museum to affordable housing, going from a staff of 90 to just eight today f nothing changes this will cease to exist altogether on october 1. >> that is better remaining we're just going to proceed as we can. to there is no longer redevelopment. we
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't explain why. i do know that when i read "presumed innoc
and all trial courts are taking a big hit. >> and plans to merge four peninsula fire departments will be presented tonight at burlingame city council meeting. this program would combine the millbrae and san bruno departments with central county fire. the merger has been approve bid all four communities. it's projected to save $540,000 per year, closing two fire stations and consolidating fumpxz. no jobs will be lost. >> and another -- cisco systems confirmed it's laying off 6500 employees, 9% of the networking qipt work force, 2100 coming from employees taking part in early retirement and says 15% lk employed at at and above the level of vice president. workers will be notified first week of august. >> another round of dead d.debt talk was out a deal. the president says progress is being made. and the republican senator says he'll slash through spending cuts and raise age at which americans receive social security benefits to 70. >> the fact is that politicians desires for career get in the way of what is best for the country well. know that. you see it every day. i'm saying it's
financial consequences are predicted. president obama is trying to reach a big deal with republicans. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right thing in washington. >> but politics are standing in the way. who is to blame? in a new cbs poll, 49% blame republicans for inaction. 29% think the president is responsible. a final deal will have to involve compromise most americans say. 69% think president obama needs to compromise. 85% say republicans have to make concessions. only 11% say republicans should stick to their guns. last week, house speaker john boehner said republicans won't budge on taxes. >> our stand on the debt limit has been clear. there can be no tax hikes because tax hikes destroy jobs. >> the poll suggests most americans, including republicans disagree. >> hire taxes lead to more cuts. higher taxes and more cuts? >> yeah. >> 66% believe any final deal should include a combination of both spending cuts and tax increases. that includes 55% of republicans and 53% of tea party supporters. >> unless the debt ceiling is raised by august 2, the federal gov
know who you can call to get a cab. i am a big believer in pedestrian bicycling as options to get around town. many cities in the world have far more people working or on bicycles into blocking or on bicycles. they are pleasant most of transit and are efficient. -- many cities in the world have far more people walking or on bicycles. they are pleasant and efficient forms of transportation. that will take cars off the road and make it easier for those who drive. if we want to create a world- class transportation system, we have to make a commitment to each of these modes of transit to allow us to move where we need to go. >> is it safe for pedestrians on the streets? >> it is not. in recent years, we have had too many pedestrian accidents. there are estimates it costs our cities several hundred millions a year because of traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities. i am asking one of our transit agencies to study where we're spending our dollars around the district and whether we invested more money would help to reduce our overall costs that come when a pedestrian is hit by a car.
. we know we are limited. we cannot afford to give out a big loan. starting from the credit union, we educate them about filing taxes properly and then moving on to the bank, a small one, expansion, and we work with the bank. the bank and credit union are similar. we do allow tax returns, projections. credit unions do not charge an additional loan or processing fee. processing time, on a small loan, -- consumer loans probably a few days. because we require a business plan, sometimes it takes longer. business plans take a while. especially bank statements. we need to see consistent income coming in. so far, a credit union delinquent rate is quite low because we are working with a client. we want to keep that low and as part of our mission. there is no application fee. if you are interested in an application or information, i have brochures, or you can give us a call. >> thank you. next is marked with wells fargo. >> hello, i work for wells fargo bank. i cover the northern california region. i usually focus on about $350 -- $350,000 of sbe loans. last year, for 2010, i did 43 loans. so
that are not doing that, and sometimes they come up with a big surprise, and say all of a sudden they get this 75,000, 100,000 assessment. it's not something i guess that the city can legislate, perhaps, but -- >> that's interesting -- >> but it's something everybody needs to know. there's a life to this product. >> there's an inplied did youribility to the code but doesn't stay what it is. we often approve materials and the code says when we approve alternative methods of materials, there's eight specific lets which include safety, health, fire assistiveness, security, durability is one of those things. when someone says i'm going to use this product and i think it's equivalent to what the code requires one of the questions is how durable will it be and that raises the question what is the durability that you would normally get out of a product that is approved by the code. as we move towards these so-called performance design standards where they say i'm going to perform like the code even though it's not a product that meets the code, we're more and more asking the question, what if the regula
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on the set? >> i think so. >> a big hello and welcome to our new teammate, janelle wang, been in the bay area, on television over eight or nine years? >> yes. >> and janelle will be our 5:00 p.m. co-anchor. we're happy on behalf of the newsroom. jeff and i. welcome aboard. >> such a great team. and you guys are so nice. >> thank you. >> first day. >> no, i did a little training last week. you guys already feel like family. >> that's great. >> you know what this means for me officially -- i got to bring it back to me for a second. i'm no longer the new guy on the shift. >> that's right. >> yes! about time. >> and there's a little tradition -- jeff and i were talking, the new person on board buys dinner for the first month. >> everybody's been telling me that so i have to buy a lot of dinners for a lot of staff members. >> and i am hungry tonight. >> all you can eat buffet. >> sounds good. >>> in the weather forecast for tonight, an all you can take weather buffet today when it came to the sunshine. we had a lot of it here from the north bay to the south bay. really it's great to have janelle h
everyone. president obama says he is trying to reach a really big deal with republicans. >> president obama we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right thing in washington. >> reporter: but politics are standing in the way. who is to blame? in a new cbs poll 49% blame republicans for inaction, 29% think the president is responsible. a final deal will have to involve compromise, most americans say. 69% think president obama needs to compromise, 85% say republicans have to make concessions. only 11% say republicans should stick to their guns. last week house speaker john boehner said republicans won't budge on taxes. >> our stand on the debt limit has been clear. there can be no tax hikes because tax hikes destroy jobs. >> reporter: but the poll suggests most americans, including republicans, disagree. >> the higher taxes led to more cuts. >> high inner taxes and more cuts. >> reporter: according to the poll 66% believe any final deal should include a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. that includes 55% of republicans and 53% of tea party reporters. unless the debt
established? >> a big one will be in the middle of march. we will get cost analysis from the retirement system on proposals out there. we will be gauging people's reactions to those numbers as a key market. the first couple of weeks of may will be important. that is when various proposals will be introduced in these chambers for the november ballot. june and july is when the board will vote on what goes in front of the electorate in november. those are the key milestones. >> talk about homelessness and how you are planning to deal with that as an issue. >> the key there is funding. everything gets back to that issue. we have a number of wonderful plans in place on how to address the homeless issue. we just cannot afford to. we continue to cut funding to shelters, public health programs that help our homeless population. if we were able to do what we have in place and fund that, we would be a better position on that issue. >> are there any specific programs with respect to homelessness that you feel are moving us in the right direction? >> the watershed moment was 2002 when gavin newsom passed
will be nice. there is a low held temperatures moderate range yesterday, big ridge of high pressure building in and there is much warmer weather tomorrow from the coast inland. and there is what little bit of fog interest tl is will be a sunny day. high temperatures on the coast, upper 60s to about 70 in one two, spots. mid-90s inland. lows tonight under clearing skies, lows will be mild, mid to upper 50s to about 60 into mildest locations. then, tomorrow, high temperatures will be into mid to upper 80s and we'll see mainly low 80s, 8 in redwood city. the coast 68 at pacifica. a high of 70 at half moon way bay. 69 into sunset district. north bay highs 87 san rafael. and there is near east bay, mid-70s to low 80s with fremont, newark and inland east bay, low to mid-90s across the board. there is 92 in pleasanton. looking for highs of 79 in watsonville. inland, 90s in morgan hill and gilroy. here is the accu-weather forecast. there are two days of nice, warm weather lasting through thursday, then, cooling down sharply at the end of the week throughout the weekend and there is sunday and monday
from southern california into our neighborhoods. lows from yesterday pulling away big trough starting to move a little bit and another reason i think a warming trend is well in the forecast. for right now, we have upper 50s to low 60s in many areas. we do have mid-50s around oakland and san francisco and santa rosa is getting close to a qaert of mile. by the afternoon hours, inland areas like east bay valleys will warm a little bit today while the rest of us will be stagnant because of the cloud cover early this morning. i expect by noon the clouds will move back to the coast and afternoon hours, you see the northwest wind and start to clear the clouds along the coast. low to mid-70s around oakland and san mateo and fremont, mid 80s in the east bay valleys. mid on 80s morgan hill and gilroy. about 68 in onto ray today. warming trend continues for everybody tomorrow and it could even be warmer than average sunday and monday of next week. good morning, sue. >>> good morning. a potential problem for commuters in the san leandro area. we've got an accident on the 880 freeway north on the
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] >> and to conclude, can we give a big round of applause -- easy part of this project is now done. the hard part comes in operating it for the next three decades. so could be put it together for property management and social services staff? [applause] thank you, everyone, for coming. we are done. mayor lee: thank you, everybody, for coming. i have asked for the roundtable because oftentimes, information about what we're doing this not get expressed in much detail for a lot of the emerging news outlets, so i wanted a special time with the asian roundtable press just to make sure you can get your questions answered about what we're doing and in particular, i wanted to talk about our pension reform, which is one of the most important things that i think i can contribute to the city as the mayor, and of course, what we're putting on the ballot in addition to that this november would be the street repaving bond. i will begin with the pension reform first and then talk about the bond and attempt to answer any questions you have about things we're doing throughout my administration. in january, as you recal
. this was the venue that we were looking for that was not too big, that was going to be over our head, and yet it was big enough for us to get into the field and moving forward. i understand there is a lot at stake. we want to do the right thing. >> commisioner joseph: best of luck. >> a couple of questions. jt's thing in the application, with respect to the gentleman from the security company. do you do security at other places or music venues? >> yes. i am ed thistle. i have been in this city since 1996 and i have managed a couple of clubs have worked in, eight or nine different clubs before starting yojimbo. >> you have other clients in the city? >> we are at badlands, the starlight lounge, and other facilities. those are the primary nightclubs. >> i had a couple quick questions. the current venue as it exists, has it been troubled recently? >> shine is a small lounge and because of its location and demographic and its programming, we never had problems. we have no history of violence and no -- the only sound complete we had was six years ago. five years ago. even then it was a minor thing
and it is on the going to get worse. a big chunk of this lose their jobs. >> these papers are going to sit on the shelves, piled high and not make it to a court room for at least five years. >>reporter: lest clless clerks behind the window. they are expected to be having to wait " for several hours. the lines are out the door. >> obtaining a report will take months. obtaining a remorseful take at least 1.5 years. >>reporter: criminal cases will not be impacted or child custody will also not be impacted because the law requires them to be given priority. most everybody else needs to muster through the weight. >>catherine: more cut backs of the sentence oto the san frao court system. a follow-up to the firefighters said there getting reinstated to. a retraining course this is the first step of cutting 22 firefighters back on the job. 49 have been laid off because of the fema grant that now they can rehire them. the deal means that they cannot be laid off again for at least two years. the firefighters are getting two weeks of training before starting their jobs again. the city of san francisco is investigat
's haze valley. ucsf psychiatrist on a university shuttle bus when it collided with a big rig last thursday morning at oak street and octavia boulevard. a viewing for friends and family will be held tonight at st. ago necessary catholic church. the funeral is tomorrow morning. ucsf will hold a funeral service thursday evening and the crash is still under investigation. >>> time is 4:34. casey anthony's whereabouts remain a closely guarded secret. but a plane that landed in the bay area is causing some speculation. our sister station in florida reports anthony is thought to be on board a corporate jet. a jet made four stops across the country before landing at the san carlos airport. one stop was in prescott, arizona, known for treatment facilities. the jet is owned by one of anthony's former lawyers. her case has inspired two measures in california that would punish parents who wait to report a child's death or disappearance. it took anthony more than a month to report her daughter was missing. under one bill parents or guardians with children under 14 could face charges after fail
in the sheriff's race grew by one, the newest candidate getting a big endorsement. >> i have been at the table. i have created coalitions, been in sacramento, walked the halls of shei city hall. >> the former under sheriff filed his papers this morning. he is being enforced by the former da and current california attorney general. he is an advisor to harris. the sheriff is not running. he has held the position for 31 years. there are at least seven other candidates, two are seen as the most serious challengers, david wong ran in 2007. the others are seen as long shots. >>> san francisco city attorney suing cbs outdoor over damages to the muni buses. he wants more than $100,000 from the advertising firm which he swayed was careless in applying signs and displays to buses that he said caused the paint to chip. . >> film makers have more incentive to produce movies year. the vendor discount program is being expanded. the expansion includes discounts on equipment rent always and audio services. it's hoped to will help make the city a premiere location. >>> the board of supervisors is expected to
really is causing a big slow down on 880 northbound coming up through san leandro. looks like maybe only a couple lanes are getting through on this crash northbound 880 before 98 southbound traffic may be slowing as well because of the crash. let's go out and take a look at some other things. 237 nice commute there crossing 880 and getting up to 101. and if you're driving in contra costa county, highway 4 of course slow. and 680's also slow heading north up to the benicia bridge. for the rest of walnut creek and concord commute looks pretty good. 6:21. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you, sir. we have low clouds and fog. not much there yesterday but it's arrived today. it will burn off. we'll have sunshine today. but mild to warm. i don't think we're going to warm up that much. we'll still stay slightly below average for inland temps and plenty of low clouds and fogs keep temperatures in the 60s and 70s. see it's built in rapidly but some areas are reporting not just low clouds but fog. westerly breeze coming right through the golden gate out to the delta keeps temperatures in check. 5
. >>> keep an eye on ibm stock today. big blue reported earnings increased 8% in the last quarter. ibm says the number of new contracts for service was up helping to hike net income to $3.23 billion. earnings and revenue beat wall street forecast but investors pushed stocks only 2% higher. >>> time now 5:20. doctors in britain make an unusual finding. an extra nipple on a woman's foot. how rare is that? >>> and a large cloud of dust covers phoenix. why this kind of storm is only found in three areas of the world. >>> good morning. san mateo bridge traffic looks good getting out to the peninsula. more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. >>> good morning. low clouds and fog some fog. making a bit of an inland surge there. did not have that yesterday. temperatures by the coast 60s, 70s around the bay. low to mid-80s away from the coast. slightly warmer. >>> a large dust storm covered phoenix for the second time in less than two weeks. the national weather service says the dust was 3,000 feet high. little more than half a mile. winds and gusting up to 40 miles an hour. the storm
and conservatives is to get their big political statement today, they believe there's time for that. the plan you just described allows them to say the real solution is cutting spending big now and changing how congress would work for years and years to come. the president knows it's not going to get to the desks, they said this would really force the government to not be able to spend on things like medicare, social security, prevent spending for future disasters, and they even renamed it. republicans call it cut, cap, and balance, the white house is calling it duck, dodge, and dismantle. >> on that note, let's talk about what the white house is doing behind the scenes. privately on sunday there was a meeting between the president and republican leaders, and it raises the specter is the quote on quote biggest deal possible actually still possible? >> reporter: both parties tell me they are still talking about that, trying to do something much bigger and would have a longer term result, but the short-term is really a plan that is getting a lot of attention quietly, negotiations going on, focussed
by one, the newest candidate getting a big endorsement. >> i have been at the table. i have created coalitions, been in sacramento, the halls of shei city hall. >> the former under sheriff filed his papers this morning. he is being enforced by the former da and current california attorney general. he is an advisor to harris. the sheriff is not running. he has held the position for 31 years. there are at least seven other candidates, two are seen as the most serious challengers, david wong ran in 2007. the others are seen as long shots. >>> san francisco city attorney suing cbs outdoor over damages to the muni buses. he wants more than $100,000 from the advertising firm which he swayed was careless in applying signs and displays to buses that he said caused the paint to chip. . >> film makers have more incentive to produce movies year. the vendor discount program is being expanded. the expansion includes discounts on equipment rent always and audio services. it's hoped to will help make the city a premiere location. >>> the board of supervisors is expected to vote tomorrow on a pro
at the crescent street site. it is a big consideration i have, that the history of this one license and how it is being transferred across the city to a better location, that you probably want to send this out of committee. probably without recommendation, but i will be sending it forward with the committee. we actually met with folks from walgreen's as well about this. i wanted to thank them specifically dave, who i believe is here, for his patience on this item as well, and we can go ahead and open up for public comment. we will do three minutes per person. i have a couple of cards. [reading names] use the one to your right. >> good morning, supervisors. good morning, san francisco. i bring you greetings from the united food and commercial workers union local 648. michael sharp is our president. we support walgreen's in their endeavor. they are an outstanding employer. they brought nothing but honor to our city. we support them. thank you very much. >> good morning, supervisor avalos, supervisor elsbernd. i am the district manager for walgreen's. this store is under my supervision. i also
feet and 80 tons you can't imagine how big the animal is. >> reporter: he says on a recent whale watching trip they spotted 25 blue whales. and another 25 humpbacks. this is some video shot by the oceanic society in previous years. so why the unusual number of sightings? blame the food chain. >> when the temperatures and the currents are correct in the gulf, the krill moves in and whales follow. >> reporter: humpbacks get to 50 tons, blue to 80 tons. even with their size they can be acrobatic. for some, the vision can be life changing. >> to hear about a whale to read about a whale and then to see one, it's an incredible experience. >> reporter: and those blue whales and the humpbacks were all spotted in large numbers along the monterey coast and then we understand they are heading up this way. if you want to check it out, they will probably be here for a few months. so arrange a tour. grace, back to you. >> thank you, elizabeth wenger. >>> hey, students, are you sick of heavy textbooks and the cost? one popular company might have a solution. >> plus another air traffic controlle
. it would let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion but after big spending cuts and congressional approval of a cooling amendment recalling a balanced budget. the plan is not considered to get far in the senate and president has promised a veto. >> shops and restaurants in concord are trying something new from keeping people from going out of town. they entice them with deep discounts with savings up to 90% for those that shop and heat eet close to home. >> the city of concord has cooked up a new way to bring local customers in the door. it's a website try it local. the idea deep discounts for consumers to buy prepaid vouchers from everything from a meal to local stores. >> they are offered for a certain length of time. it's up to 48 hours and every time that buys it gets an e-mail with a coupon. >> back to the future is now. >> the owner of a restaurant. he is offering $30 with the food for a purchase of $15 voucher. >> we track all of our advertisements and we will see the return on how we do. one extra person, that is a success. >> reporter: each deal is available for purchase
to exist, right? our strategy in the old days was to align ourselves with a big media company -- cbs. we align ourselves with yahoo! in some way and with ail -- aol in another way. you need the types of connections with more established or at least larger players in order to survive. the other reason is that the proliferation of sites has caused a change in the way people get their news. no longer do they just go to what we call destination sites, which was essentially a newspaper online. they are getting their news on facebook and google and bing and search engines. to be out there in that news sphere, you have to have different ways of attacking a and having connections and distribution arrangements. >> i would like to add that proliferation of new sites creates more demand for content, which creates more opportunity for professional writers. before you think about going into news as a business as an independent publisher, you have to think about what the need is, if there is a need in that particular space for another site, and then how you distinguish yourself and the content you pro
it valley -- hayes valley. kevin mack was on a shuttle bus when it included -- collide with a big rig last thursday on oak and octavia boulevard. a viewing will be held tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. the crash is still under investigation. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to vote today on a controversial project by at&t. jade hernandez joins us live to explain what is behind the debate. i gather it's something right behind you, jade. >> reporter: that's right. this is a utility box similar to the ones in question. at&t wants boxes like these installed on private property not on public sidewalks, they say they have good reasons for the push. >> they often show up with graffiti. they are an eyesore. they are a hazard. and most important are they necessary. >> the man you heard from is from the pacific heights association. that association is one of 25 neighborhood groups opposed to the installation of more than 700 it additional utility boxes. today, the san francisco board of supervisors are expected to decide an appeal granting an environmental review of the imp
. they will renovate the trails around the lake. and the big project is the capital project for pine lake meadow. they are going to returf the dog run and the meadow by the day camp. we are looking for a very busy fall. by the spring of next year should have major renovations to the mark thal make it an outstanding park. i don't ever refer to it as my park. all the parks belong to all the people. this park belongs just as much to the families in the bay view sdrishth as it does to the gentlemen that lives across the street. i'm happy and proud to be the caretaker for them. i wake up every day and thank that i have
also received recognition in the public arts arena. next you the big peace sign commemorating the anniversary of the peace sign. as another example of p.u.c.- supported art. the next is a picture of our new headquarters. the relationship we have had with the arts commission -- if either goes on to public facilities and buildings, or is used for other public art. with their headquarters, it's an opportunity to put some amazing public art pieces on the p.u.c. building. next slide. while the public art pieces that have been supported have gotten national and international recognition, there's a lot of interest within the p.u.c. staff and the commission to better align the arts dollars. as a staff, we've been working for the past several months to develop guiding principles that would realize how the arts and richmond dollars get better spent. the criteria and principals are listed on this slide. the artwork, would have a nexus to the p.u.c. functions. the second principle is around making in alignment with our community benefits policy. that policy looks for us to be a good neigh
. >> okay, take one big step forward. >> when i drop off a visually impaired customers, make sure you do not pull up at the shelter. you want to give them a straight shot so they can go to the left or the right. you want to pull in front or behind the shelter. never around any trees or pose. i usually let them know that they have about 10 feet before you. a straight shot, and wallace 10 feet away, and they can make the decision what they want to do from that point. every now and then, and visually impaired customer wants to be dropped off right at the shelter. so they can go to the left or the right from there. >> ok, you want to take one big step when you step off. the shelter is straight ahead. >> if i get on the bus and asked a bus driver to please tell me when to get off at seven straight, the bus driver very often will tell me to just look at the sign, and i will say that i cannot see the sign because and visually impaired. sometimes, the bus driver gets it. some of the time, the bus driver does not get it at all. it is really difficult when you do not see well to understand where t
is not that big. the piece of paper that has to go, you make copies and you stick it underneath the cash register, you stick it under the advertisements in the bag that try to get me to come back and buy something else. i absolutely appreciate that point, but in terms of the burden? is it really that burdensome? >> in many cases, it is. there are a number of requirements depending on the type of store the to our. depending on the type of retail establishments that you are you may not have the wall space or the physical space for the disclosure. pharmacies, walgreen's, wall speak -- wall space is very limited in pharmacies. they like when consumers to look around and see the different products for sale. when we start going down this path of disclosure, the question is, when does it end? where does it stop? in terms of the pamphlet at the register, if the court fails to provide that information to a customer, you are opening yourself up to liability. which we have serious concerns about. >> i am a member of the public and i have come before you to encourage you to support this basic measure toward
that we can implement? i think that's the big challenge. by having the consultant on now, we are in very good shape. they will be with us in the early planning. i can picture us coming back to you in about a year-and-a-half with the program, with the schedule of the budget, and the scope, and possibly some modifications will be looking for in the levels of service. maybe going to the next level with things like energy recovery. hopefully that answers your question. commissioner moran: yes. you touched on the nature of the partnership over an extended period of time and the ability to not bid on other work. that has come out of some discussions on how we make sure they are not in any way compromised in their ability to give us the best advice that they can. i think that has been structured well. i appreciate your work. >> we bent over backwards. all the lessons learned and then some. i really have to compliment harlan and the contracts group. a lot of work went into this and a lot of effort by city staff to get to this point. there are a lot of people from waste water enterprise here toda
the same health insurance benefits i get. i don't know who is paying big premiums. i hope is being deducted from any and all of you that may benefit from that. thank you. i also picked up this charter amendment will affect the number of elected officials that are going to make decisions about pensions and i think electing is better than appointing. thank you. [tone] president chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak at this public hearing? the public hearing is close. supervisor mar: there is always a challenge when there is not enough time for real dialogue. i appreciate the mayors efforts to put a pension reform package before us. i did want to allow someone from department of human resources to respond because i think many of the retirees -- it's great seeing many of the familiar faces from teachers to longtime public employees coming to speak before us with compelling arguments for why the pullout and this restructuring of the health system board. they make a good argument that it is anti-democratic -- anti- democratic and against the protect our bene
, the art commission dollars go throughout the service area. there will be a big impact here. there are other capital works on going. from yosemite to santa clara county, for the purposes of making sure that there is clarity on that. we could make it more specific on community invasion, so that people know where resources are telling without it getting to stuff not moving. >> that makes sense and i just want to make sure, first of all whether that mou should come back to us before it is finally signed, and whether or not we want something in their that provides dollar amounts around specific projects. maybe there is a five million- dollar art project, perhaps coming before this commission to be responsible for significant dollars. it seems that, because the positions have been raised, it would be another opportunity for public input before it is finalized. >> great. >> i do not know if that makes -- >> the resolution directs us into investments for public art and gives direction to the general manager to give the work to sign the mou. >> but there is no problem with continuin
it at scale, and that has been the big challenge. >> can you elaborate on that? what does that mean exactly? >> we would not exist if there was not a feeling that a lot of these communities do not have the experience online of finding the information that is most relevant to them. there are a lot of great weekly newspapers. there are a lot of bulletin boards, facebook woods, you name it. there is a lot of media focused at local, but not every community has it, and even the ones that do often are not getting the kind of service that i think they used to historical because of downsizing and regional newspapers not serving those communities the way they used to. so you will have the council meeting not really being covered. we have had numerous examples where board meetings, council meetings, things that those members got used to not being covered. suddenly, they were seeing the week after week and seeing that we were there to stay. >> in the audience, do you feel like you're communities are being covered well? do you know what is going on in your back yard? do you feel like your stories being
. for >> let's get to it. >> we are currently sitting above the clouds. a live look at the mt. tam cam. a big story this morning is the fog around the bay area. we are already seeing some clearing. and low cloud cover round the bay area as we head into the afternoon. sunny and warm conditions. temperatures in the east and land. hot weather tamara. i will show you retractors are going to go in my next report. -- i will show you where temperatures are going to go in my next report. >> this the nimitz freeway is cleared, the backup will quickly dissipate from that accident. no need to think about an alternate route. a complete check and a bridge check coming >> cisco is cutting 15 percent of employees at or above level of bis president as well as layoffs in the lower ranks. they say they need to reduce operating costs by at least $1 billion worldwide in order to raise profits. more on that story coming up. >> more bad news for borders books, the number to book store chain in the country is closing its doors for good. 399 stores will close nationwide, almost 11,000 people will lose their job
there will be more pressure on the u.s. to take up the slack. >> we're the big boy on the block, you know. we bring the best equipment. we bring the best training. we bring the best force to bear. others, you know, are operating, but they're operating on a short leash. >> reporter: american service men made out more than half of the multinational crew on board this flight. what's it like to be part of this mission? >> it's good to know that we're doing the right things for the right people. so, overall, it's a rewarding job. >> reporter: especially on nights like this. when the crew was able to come to the aid of one of the most vulnerable parts of libya, the besieged city of misrata. it's just after midnight, and moments ago pilots identified what they believe to be a surface-to-air missile site near misrata. controllers here guided four f-16 fighter jets to the region, where pilots were then given the go-ahead to drop their bombs. each successful strike against gadhafi's forces is a boost for the rebels fighting them. but even with nato's help, progress has been frustratingly slow. >> we're keepi
:00 this morning. >> when we that l flew in we saw she was clinging to it. that was big surprise because we saw the board first. she looks to be in really good condition and good spirits. >> she said she knew she was being looked for and she was ready to get home. >> there is a good chance that rescuers passed over her during night because of the darkness would have made it tough to see her. this is the second flight crew to search. this scene launched at 2:30 this morning, when the fog cleared and daylight hit it made all the difference. when they finally did recover her, 13 hours later, all the rescuers had the they amount of relief. >> everyone was really excited and kind of disbelief. she did a great job. i was really surprised how good a shape she was. >> they took her to an ambulance over at sfo where paramedics checked her out and determined she was fine and told her she could go home. officers went on and on she had a good life jacket and good west suit. if you want to make a moment out of this, she could have been using strobe lights, they would have found her sooner but overall, it's
service in san francisco faces a big test today. service will require the installation of hundreds of utility boxes on city sidewalks. opponents say they are unsightly and would attract graffiti. the board also want to require environmental impact report before at&t can proceed that would delay the project for years. at&t says it is willing to reduce the number of boxes and give neighbors considerable say in where they are located. >> and driving to work this morning, you can tell in this picture, we got more fog and drizzle but don't worry, mike is going to put a damper on our temperatures today. >> not going to stick around. >> it will hold the temperatures at bay and inland areas will see the warming trend. east bay valleys, we do have fog up in the north bay, santa rosa down to a mile in visibility. you see the lows pulling away. nice northwesterly wind and clear the coast of most of your clouds as we head into the afternoon hours. i am looking at a pretty bright day across the board. 24-hour temperature change, thanks to the cloud cover. only place is down, oakland at 2 san fr
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